Felicity Gerry QC is an international barrister, academic & media commentator. She is one of the foremost legal experts which broadcasters go to for media commentary and presentation of legal issues.
Felicity is an international QC specializing in rape, murder & fraud trials. Recommended in the Legal 500 as a “fearless and effective advocate”, she appears as leading counsel in complex cases involving cross jurisdictional issues including murder, conspiracy to facilitate illegal immigration & transnational serial rape.
Commercially she advises on criminal restraint / international fraud / money laundering & civil claims for alleged abuse. She also provides bespoke advocacy training.
Felicity holds a research post at Charles Darwin University & lectures in crime, cybercrime, torts & practical advocacy. Her research and publications involve data & human rights issues including:
- The rule of law online
- Data uses to combat human rights abuses.
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Lawyers Duties to trafficked victims
- Joint enterprise murder
- Evidence of tendency & coincidence
- Treatment of vulnerable witnesses and suspects
Felicity is skilled in dealing with the young & vulnerable & made submissions to the European Commission Department of Justice on the treatment of vulnerable suspects. She has also successfully represented professionals & was part of a team providing on call legal advice & assistance to LOCOG during the London 2012 Olympics on defamation & privacy.
Felicity is a memorable advocate & a popular & experienced broadcaster appearing on BBC News, Panorama, Sky News, Al Jazeera, BBC The Big Questions, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM & Law in Action, BBC Radio 2, BBC 5 Live & Channel 5. She recently appeared in the BAFTA nominated FGM documentary The Cruel Cut on Channel 4.
She writes regularly for the broadsheet & legal press and has a weekly column in Criminal Law & Justice Weekly.
Felicity is co–author of “The Sexual Offences Handbook”. Her podcasts for CPDCast.com are some of the most popular in the UK.
Her greatest skill is in communicating complex legal issues in a simple & understandable way. She is on the board of politically independent legal think tank Halsbury’s Law Exchange.
She is an entertaining public speaker & a prolific & popular tweeter. She can be followed @felicitygerry
Fraud & Financial Offending
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Felicity writes joint article for the Guardian on 10 reasons why our FGM law has failed – and 10 ways to improve it
February 6 was International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Felicity wrote an article for the Guardian and appeared on ABC Darwin (see below) to discuss this topic. Read Felicity’s article here.
Felicity speaks to Vicki Kerrigan on ABC Darwin, advocating the prevention of Female Genital Mutilation
You can listen here to Felicity talk about why we all need to be aware of this practice.
Read Vicki Kerrigan’s FGM blog post here
Felicity appears on Channel 4 documentary: The Cruel Cut
Felicity Gerry appeared in The Cruel Cut on Channel 4 at 10.45pm on Wednesday 6th November as part of the campaign to end the practice of female genital mutilation.